Helping Hands Books LLC
About this pro
First and foremost, our service is absolutely FREE. Not only that, but we go to our donors' locations to remove their books, and will even box them up when requested. Secondly, Helping Hands Books LLC is the only service of our kind that benefits local youth by funneling much of our profits from online sales into donations for youth development agencies. And finally, with regards to large library removals, we even offer our donors .10 cents to $1.00 for every eligible book we receive. The fact that we are able to transform used and unwanted books into a funding source that benefits young people. Knowing that every book we receive is saved from landfills, and that every book we sell contributes to the health of our surrounding communities. We also love books!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I'm a full time professor of Social Work at West Chester University. That's my day job. Helping Hands Books LLC is my hobby social venture. A social venture is a business with a goal of giving back. Since I started my company, Helping Hands Books has donated nearly $7,000 to youth programs, student clubs and local libraries. I give away 20% of the money I make from online sales. The books I don't sell are donated to Goodwill, Salvation Army and other local non-profit thrift stores.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I remove, and when requested pack, my clients' used and unwanted books, vinyl records, music CDs, DVDs, and video games for free. It's kind of like a barter system; i trade my labor for my client's unused stuff:)